I am writing this post in response to a collective climate I see brewing across our niche that needs to be addressed. Recently, I’ve had numerous conversations with bloggers that have been incredibly hurt by readers’ careless comments. Most of these readers are also fellow bloggers. Bloggers hurting bloggers? Not cool. I am in no way exempt from the drama. I can be just as petty, jealous, critical, and judgmental as the worst of them. I’ve thought, said, and acted stupidly more times than I care to admit. I’ve had to apologize to some of my best blog friends for acting rashly and speaking without thinking.
But I also think I have a gift/curse, called discernment, which led me into the profession of counseling for over a decade….long before creating this blog. I’m dusting off my counseling hat today and telling you what I see happening in hopes that we can all work harder on doing something about it.
Let’s explore some fictional comments, thoughts, and heart issues of the blogging world.
(Again, this is all fictional. I’m not talking about myself or any other specific blogger. I’m using an exaggerated illustration to make a point about what I see happening.)
Now go forth and totally make someone’s day!